Chick-fil-A is one of the nation’s fastest growing and much beloved fast-food restaurants. Here are 12 things most fans do not know about the famous restaurant:

  1. The “A” at the end of “Chick-fil-A” isn’t just a play on the word “fillet.” It also means Grade A.
  2. It was officially started in 1967 in Atlanta
  3. It’s the most profitable fast-food restaurant by location in the nation
  4. It’s in every state except three: Vermont, Hawaii, and Alaska.
  5. Chick-fil-A’s famous chicken sandwich recipe is locked up in its headquarters in Atlanta like another famous brand
  6. Each Chick-fil-A makes its pickles on site
  7. In 2020, it became the nation’s third largest restaurant chain behind McDonald’s and Starbucks
  8. The Waffle Fries are the most ordered item
  9. When a new location opens up the first 100 people get a free chicken sandwich
  10. A franchisee can only own one location. There is a franchisee fee of $10,000
  11. They have a secret menu with items like a double-decker sandwich, cheese fries, and root beer floats
  12. You will never hear an employee say “You’re Welcome” Here’s Why